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5YRS Start-up Grind on the Rock

OneMedia celebrated 5yrs of Start-Up Grind on the Rock on Thursday 1st December. Denise Matthews, Founder and Director, organised an event to thank all those who had engaged and supported Start-Up Grind over the years. 

The Commissioner, Professor Daniella Tilbury, provided the opening keynote and served as one of the judges for the Awards. The Awards recognised leading entrepreneurs and organisations that promoted good corporate values and have demonstrated good practice.


About this event

'SG Gibraltar 5th Anniversary 'Standards Excellence & Startup Awards 2022'

To celebrate our Fifth Anniversary & End of Year, Startup Grind Gibraltar is recognising businesses & entrepreneurs that have actively been a part of our network over the past 5 years, that are championing standards of excellence in the following categories and positively impacting our community. 


Charitable Organisations & Social Responsibility Excellence - The EV Foundation Trust

Runner Up - The Nautilus Foundation

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Excellence - Bassadone Automative Group

Runner Up - Playtech

Enviroment Social Governance Excellence - Rock Learning

Runner Up - Sunborn Gibraltar

Supporting ContinuedEducation - The Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy

Runner Up - University of Gibraltar & The Parasol Foundation Trust

Innovation & Scalability Excellence - Abacus Gibraltar

Runner Up - Orbital

Best Local Startup - Damex

Runner Up - Kensho Marketing

Best Female Entrepreneur - Ruth Massias Greenberg

Runner Up - Nuria Harjani Khatwani


  1. Sponsored, partnered, spoken or supported our events and/ or charity initiatives during the past five years.
  2. Have an operational base in Gibraltar
  3. Have demonstrated active engagement and a proven track record in their category.
  4. Continue to strive to positively impact the community and invest in standards of excellence.
  5. Winners in each category will be announced at the event. Voting is now open, winners will be voted for by the general public and final stage will be an impartial 2 person judging panel.


Social Responsibility & Charitable Organisations Excellence presented by Abacus Gibraltar

“Businesses & non-profits prioritising their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices and demonstrating a commitment to change actively engaging with selfless community initiatives, supporting the arts and charities, fundraising or donating.”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Excellence presented by SRG Europe

“The following companies have demonstrated a commitment to ensure the company values and culture are inclusive, diverse and equitable through their strategy, communication, employment and initiatives both internal and external. They have also been proactive in engagement with education and other organisations that encompass DEI.”

Environment Social Governance Excellence presented by (AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIP)

“Environmental, social, and corporate governance is designed to be integrated into an organisation's strategy to create enterprise value by expanding the organisational objectives to include the identification, assessment and management of sustainability-related risks and opportunities in respect to all organisational stakeholders and the environment.”

Supporting Continued Education Excellence presented by Hassans International Law Firm Ltd

“Bridging the gap, professional development and lifelong learning. The nominees have distinguished themselves by providing educational resources, funding, implementing services and process improvements, and/or acting as the driver of a major change impacting CE.”

Innovation & Scalability Excellence presented by Gibraltar Finance

Nominees have demonstrated scaling of their business model beyond Gibraltar and/or the use of innovation as a process that leads to widespread usability. The businesses that are maximising the operational scale of the product or organisational innovation in the development of a new strategy that will somehow increase a company’s business practices, as well as the way its workplace is organised and its relationship with external stakeholders.

Best Local Startup Award presented by Gibtelecom Business

"Startups are young companies founded to develop a unique product or service, bring it to market and make it irresistible and irreplaceable for customers. Rooted in innovation, a startup aims to remedy deficiencies of existing products or create entirely new categories of goods and services, disrupting entrenched ways of thinking and doing business for entire industries."

Best Female Entrepreneur Award presented by Startup Grind Gibraltar

"A woman or a group of women who create, initiate, organise and operate a business or enterprise. A woman entrepreneur is therefore a confident, creative and innovative woman desiring economic independence individually and simultaneously creating employment opportunities for others."




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